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Wildlife Insights Business Development Intern
Job Search Location(s) United States - Location Negotiable
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Wildlife Insights Business Development Intern

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  

POSITION SUMMARY

Wildlife Insights is a new platform that aims to revolutionize wildlife conservation by providing cutting edge AI technology, a cloud-based data sharing platform and access to the world’s largest and most diverse camera trap dataset. By bringing together the latest in conservation technology, Wildlife Insights is enabling conservationists to leverage big data for wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Insights partners include Conservation International, Smithsonian Institution, Wildlife Conservation Society, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, WWF, Map of Life, Zoological Society of London and Google.

Wildlife Insights was launched in late 2019 and has since been in discussion with many organizations and agencies that have a need for a centralized data management, analysis and sharing platform. The Wildlife Insights team is looking for a motivated Business Development Intern to support engagement with these organizations and further our understanding of the market potential for Wildlife Insights.

The Wildlife Insights Business Development Intern will have an opportunity to interact with conservation stakeholders across the world and collaborate with a dedicated team committed to designing solutions to advance wildlife conservation. This internship is a great opportunity for a mission-driven, entrepreneurial individual to apply their expertise to the conservation field!

This position is a 12 week paid summer internship.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Business Development Intern will play a key role in outreach efforts for Wildlife Insights. This may include:

  • Establishing a contact list of organizations, agencies and companies that conduct wildlife monitoring or have an interest in wildlife conservation.
  • Market research for priority client types, including identifying and developing areas that pose highest growth opportunity for Wildlife Insights.
  • Meeting with potential clients to understand their need for a software solution and to demo the Wildlife Insights platform.
  • Developing case studies, presentations, fact sheets and other written and visual materials to highlight successes.

The Intern will also be responsible for other program related tasks as requested by their supervisor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office environment/remote work is likely due to COVID 19.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Currently enrolled or a recent graduate (3 months post-graduation) in a degree program in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical and non-technical concepts clearly and concisely;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, resourcefulness and tenacity;
  • Ability to work with cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teams;
  • Experience and/or strong interest in issues related to conservation;
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated experience mapping value propositions to market segments;
  • Knowledge or experience working with wildlife centered government agencies and/or the environmental consulting, forestry or agricultural sectors;
  • Basic experience and/or understanding of business-to-business client acquisition strategies.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 (11:49 PM EST) 

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.​

  • Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future. 
  • Integrity: We are honest, transparent and accountable for our actions.
  • Teamwork: We work together as one CI, recognizing that inclusion, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
  • Respect: We respect each other and work to earn trust, valuing our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
  • Courage: We pursue our vision, taking bold action, persevering and overcoming challenges.
  • Optimism: We are optimistic about the capacity of people to be caring, generous and brilliant, and believe that with partners, we can inspire humanity to create a better future.

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